Cox automotive SWE-2 offer

Vanguard sam23
Aug 21 20 Comments

Got an offer from Cox automotive for a Software Engineer-2 role. Location- Atlanta
Base-$95,000
Relocation-$5000

Masters with 3 yoe.

I feel this is a lowball and I was expecting atleast 105k. Please let me know if there is room for negotiation and how much can I ask.

current TC: 110000 ( but this is with contracting, no PTO and benefits)

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  • New / Strategy
    Porsche996

    New Strategy

    BIO
    BS MechE, MS ISyE
    Porsche996more
    What do they do? They sound like a dealership
    Aug 21 4
    • Vanguard sam23
      OP
      Not exactly. But they own some companies like KBB, autotrader and dealer.com.
      Aug 21
    • BYTON cJKu57
      Kbb and autotrader! Seems like a legit company
      Aug 22
    • New / Strategy
      Porsche996

      New Strategy

      BIO
      BS MechE, MS ISyE
      Porsche996more
      I think I don't understand sarcasm.
      Aug 22
    • BYTON cJKu57
      Wasn’t sarcasm. kBb and autotrader are legit companies.

      Not one of the unicorns trying to make real product.

      Sorry it sounded like I was being sarcastic
      Aug 22
  • BYTON cJKu57
    Seems okay for Atlanta. But a bit low maybe.
    FTE is much better than contract in general. There's more to it than TC like career growth and managers who care about your career
    Aug 21 0
  • Cox Automotive / Eng cappington
    I'm currently a SWE2 here at an 84k base. TC comes out to 100k. I was promoted within as I started as a QA Engineer.

    I think there's always room for negotiation but you have to bring something to the table or go out and get a counter offer. Worst they say is no and you can take the original offer or walk. Let me know if you have any questions.
    Aug 27 2
    • Vanguard sam23
      OP
      Yoe?
      Aug 27
    • Cox Automotive / Eng cappington
      1.5 as a QA Engineer and another 1.5 as a SWE.
      Aug 27
  • Amazon / Eng xGVQ23
    current TC or GTFO
    Aug 21 1
    • Vanguard sam23
      OP
      Updated
      Aug 21
  • OpenDoor atleng
    seems a little low. I’ve seen new grads (bachelor’s) get SWE2 85k with 10% bonus at cox. IMO ask for 115 + bonus, probably settle for 105ish + bonus.
    Aug 22 2
    • OpenDoor lalalr
      New grad gets to level 2 immediately? Who gets the level 1 offer then?

      Maybe they count internship experience?
      Aug 24
    • Cox Automotive Givx25
      The only level 1s I ever knew there came straight from internship to full time. That and people coming out of their apprenticeship program
      Nov 15
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    • Vanguard sam23
      OP
      4 yrs ago what was the level u got? And how much yoe u had at that time?
      Aug 22
  • BYTON cJKu57
    Location for the offer?
    Aug 21 1
    • Vanguard sam23
      OP
      Mentioned in post. Atlanta
      Aug 21
  • OpenDoor lalalr
    It’s pretty hard to evaluate the TC without knowing more about your background. 3 yoe might be enough to deserve more than 95k in Atlanta. But yoe isn’t the only thing in the formula. It depends on what you’ve worked on in the past 3 years. Whether you have grown and got promoted internally? Are you a good engineer to deserve and negotiate to 115k like atleng said above.

    Best game is to go interviewing elsewhere and find out your worth.

    But again, it’s Cox. You probably know they’re an Ok company for swe. They’re also not known to pay the best bucks anyway. So 95 might be good range? But feel free to do whatever you feel right. My gut says 95k is probably enough for you already.

    Masters probably doesn’t say much IMO. I’ve known some bachelors who graduated with really impressive internships under the belt and are totally better engineers than those with masters. The bachelors actually spent more years in school and had more time to get exposed to internship opportunities.
    Aug 24 0
  • Cox Automotive Roberts
    Expect poor treatment and high churn. They offer unlimited time off, so they won’t owe you anything on your way out the door.
    Aug 22 0
  • Zoox / Eng streetfood
    God damn. Worrying about 5k. Come to the bay and triple your salary
    Aug 21 0

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